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Jan 27, 2013 2:00pm PST
meeting is that in san francisco we would continue to report race and we are required to report according to the code but we also talked about beginning to use the 19 ethnicities that we have available to us in the sheriff's system. the sheriff had a system that provided 19 ethnicities. we plan to go to that system eventually. we're currently not on it. we do an arrest card and give it to the sheriff and the sheriff enters it for us so essentially we are using their system. they produce the reports i'm going to show you. we worked closely with the sheriff to make this happen and we have the dual reporting report the codes and the ethnicities. as of october last we're we did it and we had to come back together because we were getting ones that said "not entered" and we took care of that so we are now getting pretty good statistics and that's what i am going to show you. so this is as i mentioned the bookings by race -- i should point out these are adult bookings and these are actually inclusive of both the sheriff, the police as well as 13 other agencies. lieutenant dave hardy, t
SFGTV
Jan 23, 2013 7:30pm PST
to -- [inaudible] african-americans migration from san francisco. prior to the hearing met with city partners and the police department and the public defenders office and the [inaudible] and recommendations of people we should talk to and invite to testify on this topic and met with adult probation and advised us to get the most recent statistics on this. so they were invited to present the testimony along with academics and citizens experts. one of the key factors of the report and testimony they told us they had been reporting on this trend for over 20 years with little or no input from city policy makers. others walked the commission how the war on drugs plays out. the commission solicited recommendations how the city can extract itself from the war on drugs and called a failure in leaders in both parties and former governor gavin newsom and chris christie and [inaudible]. heard testimony from alice houseman and included many people included african-american community said the war on drugs protects them and has not done that and destroyed many african-american lives. trancey
SFGTV
Jan 28, 2013 10:30pm PST
in common. it was an exciting time and as a single woman i was proud to be a san francisco homeowner. i've had a baby and this is blake, eight weeks old. he currently sleeps in our closet because we have a one bedroom with no room for a nursery. when i look to the future and he's a toddler i don't see many options for us. we can't count on the severely backlogged lottery and if our -- we could go into foreclosure. because our home value is depressed we would lose our nest egg. i have no idea what we are going to do. when i bought my place the city estimated the lottery would take five years. today that estimate is roughly 20 years. my family is suffering. i represent a voice in san francisco that needs to be heard. t.i.c. owners are not the evil people that the tenants union paints us to be. i'm not a million ai. i am not a millionaire. we are middle class families that want to stay in the city. please help us do that in passing this one time bypass. if we lose everything we will have to start again and it won't be and can't be in san francisco. thank you. >> chair wiener: thank you.
SFGTV
Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm PST
reporting in san francisco and specifically about ucr, race reporting and ethnicity reporting. the first two slides are from that presentation just as a refresher what we talked about then and the remaining three are from this presentation. so going back what we talked about is why we were reporting the way we were reporting -- what race codes we were choosing and why, and what i wanted at that time is that we report crime by race according to the california department of justice, which is the middle box. the california department of justice requires that we report the races that you see there, and they define hispanic as an ethnicity, not a race. that's why you didn't see it as one of our race codes. you see it in order so the white house of management and budget has made a change to the race codes so they now include what you see there. white, black, american indian, alaskan, and pacific islanders -- i don't know how they occur but that's what they are currently. california department of justice is still the same that you see. the fbi is the same as that. what we agreed in the last mee
SFGTV
Jan 28, 2013 5:30am PST
concerning the san francisco civil rights ordinance. i am tiny [inaudible] and my comments are on behalf for a safe san francisco. as you know the coalition worked to address accountability and transparency and san francisco police department relationship with federal counter terrorism agencies and one that we worked on is within the san francisco police department between the federal bureau of investigation in the joint task force. as part of that relationship sfpd entered into a secret agreement with the fbi that did away with decades of progress in san francisco. members of this coalition have worked with supervisor jane kim's office to pass this ordinance and make sure that local and state standards apply and requires transparency in the process and that the chief issue a report on the mission by them. this was supported by civil rights organizations, community and bar organizations. it was passed unanimously by the board of supervisors and signed into law by the mayor. these groups say by authority of law we demand transparency and accountability and for that reason we're disappointed w
SFGTV
Jan 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
festival and 58 of them are local restaurants and of those 58, 50 are san francisco-based restaurants. we had 16 breweries out there this year and beer lands, four of those breweries, they're all northern california with the exception of one. but four were from san francisco proper. and then the wineries, we have 33 wineries out there and they're all from northern california. we're very supportive of the local businesses throughout san francisco, throughout the bay area, and we pay particular attention to the neighborhoods that surround the park because we do understand that those neighborhoods are being impacted most by this event. you know, gordos burritos, [speaker not understood], and they have an extraordinary big weekend in the brick and mortar store as well as on the festival grounds. we have some vendors here today who will speak to that as well as [speaker not understood] feingold who oversees the local restaurants and the restaurant just down the street. >> i appreciate that and that commitment. one of the things i do want to be clear about, the area that i'm really concerne
SFGTV
Jan 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
here in san francisco i want to acknowledge mayor reeve and williams weren't able to make it. we are committed to the effort and our theme of bringing the bowl to the bay. that will be important because we can't do this alone. we are excited to work with them as well. without furthered adieu i will ask mayor lee to come up and perform, talk about the first tweet and our social media campaign. >> great, thank you. thank you, daniel. [applause] >> thank you very much for your leadership on this as well. i knew that when we sat down and talked about this kind of little dream we had that you became the perfect leader for us. it has come out clearly that was not only the correct decision but really enthusiastic, so thank you for stepping up. let me begin by saying there was some vibration this morning. yes, part of it, we were doing the california shake-up drill with 9.3 million in the state of california, but i think there was vibrations. mayor mathews and mayor reed were jumping up and down because i told them we were putting together something that would not only be a great way to
SFGTV
Jan 11, 2013 4:00am PST
to start those events in washington dc with their celebrations but let us san francisco celebrate -- mayor aleato and our wonderful history here and allow us to do a preliminary launch and so that's what we're attempting to do tonight and celebrate with you this launch of italian culture. it's very meaningful for us to did that year. we have a lot to celebrate. let me just say that painters, scrptdures, poets, musicians, designers, mathematicians, great architects of the italian country have come here to san francisco. we have experienced so much of the italian talent here in san francisco. that's why we wanted to be celebrating here and i am so glad to be joined not only by senator leno and assembly man amaino and david chiu and scott wiener as well. they all want to get in on this great celebration because it's wonderful for our city. i have often said our city and our strength is our international status and we do that with all the sister cities, with all of the flag raisings, but this is kind of new. what i said to our counsel general it's special because it's kind of bringing
SFGTV
Jan 30, 2013 4:00pm PST
message for all student in san francisco. you know that this city's future don't understand on the education we provide for all our children. it's with great pleurisy introduce the mayor of the city of san francisco. good morning thank you laura republican for that kind introduction and thank you for opening your divorces to me this morning. i want to honor david and all your supervisors and to our two newest supervisors. mayor brown thank you for being here and taking the time to join us this morning. you have done so much in this county >> and since this is my first city address i'm hoping you'll cut me some slack if you chose to write about it in the newspapers. to the department heads and consistent leaders and education leaders to all of you who are online and thank you all of you for joining us this morning. and, of course, to my wonderful wife, mother and friend thank you for being here and pitting up with me for all these years >> a year ago i stood before i and score my term of office pledging to seize the year of the dragon to focus on jobs and to make bold decisions for
SFGTV
Jan 28, 2013 3:30pm PST
. that's fine. >> my name is sarah, i moved back to san francisco 10 years ago to take care of my -- partially to take care of my father who had gone on disability and lives in a represent controlle -- rent cond apartment. people talk about home ownership. most of us would love to own a home in san francisco. we would be happy to stay here. in 1980, they were having a debate about condo conversion in san francisco, actually, at the supervisors hearing. and the debate then was if something became a condo, did 40% of the existing tenants have to be able to buy in, or did 80% of the existing tenants have to buy in. right now, none of the existing tenants have to buy in, for it to become a condo. it can go to a t.i.c. first and flip that process. we're not talking about tenants and buildings being able to buy their units. renters being able to buy their units. you're asking people who are a higher income group being able to kick out people, often with a middle man, a speculator, doing it. if folks here wanted to live in a unit they would be asking you to pass this with a 10 year ban o
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 4:30pm PST
sit here a few hours from another great day of san francisco sports, with the 9ers hosting the seahawks, going to beat them. hosting the cardinals in st. louis and winning game four. today we can celebrate the bid for the next super bowl in san francisco and bay area. as has been mentioned the super bowl is a world class event and deserves a world class city and world class region to host it. as a kid who grew up here in san francisco and in the fall to trek every sunday to candlestick park to watch the 49ers play, now this is such an exciting time that we get to have the chance to host the event that we only got to watch on tv for the past few decades. what an incredible time for our city. even if the super bowl's played down the road in santa clara, for us, these are the san francisco 49ers. always have been, always will be. san francisco 49er fan also be so excited and come together as a region and city behind this. it will have enormous impacts, bringing the neighborhoods together from sunset to bay view. think about the thousands of jobs. hundreds of millions of economic a
SFGTV
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
you to the puc, even though the lbes in san francisco are not necessarily part of this. but that their commitment to small businesses to make sure that this program extends. so as an entity, i just appreciate your commitment to small businesses. >> thank you. there is a lot of niners and giant fans out there. >> right >> ? [ laughter ] >> next item. >> commissioners you are now on item no. 7, discussion of possible action to adopt a small business commission letter to mayor lee on the cpuc proposal to add 628 area code to the 415 area code service area. this is a discussion and possible action item. >> this is something that we discussed at our committee meeting last week. and if you look at your papers, you will see that there is a possible adding of 628 area code as we run out of 415. we discussed many possible alternatives. our committee favored requesting -- well, there were several options. we really feel that the idea of only giving the eastern part of san francisco 415 and transitioning everyone else to 628, along with marin is kind of divisive for our city. so we have som
SFGTV
Jan 29, 2013 10:00am PST
working with police and other city departments san francisco in 2012 has responded to the challenges a of realignment and intergrating non-violent programs it sport non-violent lives. and just as he must continue to be a healthier city. less than one year our adults will receive health care thanks to president obama and nancycy pelosi. we have a long-standing healthy program and the new international law will extend the program to 3 b thousand san franciscans. and just as we must keep getting health care and pension reform define we must address the challenge of the unfunded liability area. we're beginning to make progress but we must development a more responsible approach to providing health care to our retired city employees >> and know that together our partners in labor will address this the san francisco way to son sense once in a while. and finally, we must rebuilt our st. louis hospital in the mission. they're the priors of critical health deliver as well as major employers. members of the board have taken a strong leadership role working with my office to bring a proposal back to
SFGTV
Jan 16, 2013 6:30am PST
architects of the italian country have come here to san francisco. we have experienced so much of the italian talent here in san francisco. that's why we wanted to be celebrating here and i am so glad to be joined not only by senator leno and assembly man amaino and david chiu and scott wiener as well. they all want to get in on this great celebration because it's wonderful for our city. i have often said our city and our strength is our international status and we do that with all the sister cities, with all of the flag raisings, but this is kind of new. what i said to our counsel general it's special because it's kind of bringing forth the things that we have done and the things that we enjoy doing and placing it into a recognized celebration that goes for a long time, so i am proud to launch this here in san francisco, and if i may to not only let you know that it's a great honor to have the italian ambassador here in the united states. it's a great honor for it to be proclaimed italian culture day in san francisco. if i may present this to the counsel general. [applause] >> th
SFGTV
Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> my name is tommy, i'm with the housing rights committee of san francisco. id like to talk about the -- of protections that tenants have in the law right now. the reality is there are no real protections for tenants right now in the law that will stop a tenant from being evicted for a t.i.c. there is no real protection. let's talk about the peskin legislation which i helped pass in 2005. right after that passed speculators and investors began to do buyouts. we saw them in my office, tons of buyout letters. they started to do threats, among spanish speakers they were telling them we're going to report you because we know you're undocumented if you don't leave. the reality they shifted from using ellis to using threats and buyouts. we don't know how many buildings are in the lottery right now where that happened, where someone was bought out or threatened. how can we talk about clean buildings unless we do some kind of investigation. the protection in wiener and farrell's legislation for someone living in a t.i.c., we all know the lifetime leases are problematic under costa hawkins
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 10:00am PST
it, we are from san francisco. we are going to play that piece no matter where we are.track. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome laura republican powell jobs chair and co-founder of college track. >> thank you. good morning on behalf of the board, staff and students of college track it's my pleasure to welcome you to the bay center. it's an honor to have you here today and mayor lee welcome back. your support for the student is important. even though people talk about globaltion people are local and jobs are local. each of us each day can fix the neighborhood. real progress is credit place specific and - this concreteness is one of the benefits of college track. it lift up one student after another it looks after and supports individuals. it stands or falls on the local individual concrete attention. there is nothing global about it's on the difference even though we believe that other institutions like ours with help the world. slowly we partially we build out. we're great deal of that mayor lee has chosen to make his first state of the city address here. it sends a mes
SFGTV
Jan 30, 2013 2:00pm PST
>> [sound of gavel] good afternoon welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of the tuesday january 29, 2013 of the board of supervisors for the city and county of san francisco home of the superbowl heading san francisco 49ers. madame clerk please call the role. >>> supervisor avalos, avalos present. breed present. supervisor campus poes present. president chiu, chiu present. chu present, supervisor cohen, yes, i'm here. >> cohen present. supervisor farrell. farrell present. kim present. supervisor mar, mar present. supervisor wiener, wiener present. and supervisor yee.y present. mr. president all members are present. >> thank you could you please join us in the problem of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. madame clerk are there any communications. >>> there are no communications mr. president. >> and could you read read our consent genta. items one-18 are considered routine and if a member o
SFGTV
Jan 28, 2013 10:00pm PST
almost my whole life. i'm very, very ashamed of san francisco, and the politics. thank you. >> chair wiener: thank you. next speaker please. >> thank you. i'm max -- and i've lived in san francisco for 24 years, lived in district 9 for 21, in the same rent controlled apartment, and this legislation, if it passes, could displace me. i have not been told about the long-term leases by the prospective owners. i learned about that through the tenants union. if all property owners and the speculators who are sort of drawn in by this situation were honest and forthcoming, i think we would have a lot fewer problems but as the case is, we don't. we have to get information through whatever source it's available from. and that can create some misinformation at times, but i just see a lot of people coming into the city, from other places, and really trying to push out long-term tenants like me. and it would certainly disrupt my life to have that happen. i would have to move out of state. i've had the the same job for 15 years and probably would have to quit it and move on to something else if i
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 4:30am PST
the start of the panel. it started because of the record of homicides in san francisco. it was running about 10 domestic violence homicides a year and including in the year 2000 the domestic violence violence of claire joyce tampango by her ex-boyfriend in front of her two children and in the subsequent investigation our commission made happen it was clear that she had taken out police reports, got emergency protective orders, did everything she was supposed to do, but it the failure of city averages to respond appropriately so the members. oversight panel for the last 10 years really taken to task the coordination and the policy reforms that departments committed to, and i am very pleased to report that with the help of many, many people in this room to date we have gone from 10 domestic homicides to this year so far 0,0 domestic homicides in san francisco this calendar year so i know commissioners have received a package of chocolates. in it it is an eraser and together we are erasing domestic violence homicides. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> commissioner chan. >> sla
SFGTV
Jan 14, 2013 4:30am PST
the city and county of san francisco, so i'm delighted to introduce three of our panel members, beverlyupton who is the chair of the domestic violence consortium, and kathy black who is the executive director of her group and jamal perkins who is just a terrific advocate at large on the issues of domestic violence and i believe that marylee is here and a former member of our panel as well as folks such as fionama and former commissioner dora king who was my predecessors of the oversight panel so thank you for being here this evening. >> if i may executive director of the department of status of women emily marassa and chairs the panel. it has been 10 years since the start of the panel. it started because of the record of homicides in san francisco. it was running about 10 domestic violence homicides a year and including in the year 2000 the domestic violence violence of claire joyce tampango by her ex-boyfriend in front of her two children and in the subsequent investigation our commission made happen it was clear that she had taken out police reports, got emergency protective
SFGTV
Jan 26, 2013 3:00am PST
san francisco is that over the last couple of hundred years of our history we have had some pretty amazing people live in the city and county of san francisco. people from all walks of life who have made tremendous contribution to the city and in the process not only made seven cisco better place and made the state and the country and the world a better place. the reason i moved forward - in a factor deputy attorney for his support and drafting this as well as city attorney. the reason is a very personal one. for me, coming to terms with my own sexuality, not on the density is not something that happened easily. unfortunately for many of us who are members of the lgbt community is a process that many of us have had to go through and many of us are going through. the one good thing happening is that the process of coming to terms of who you are is becoming easier for a lot of people it is quite gratifying for me to see so many young people for homecoming out is a member of the lgbt community is no longer seen as a big deal. the fact remains that there are numerous airports in this c
SFGTV
Jan 7, 2013 7:30am PST
of my mother-in-law. is rather appropriate because she was the mother of the san francisco police officer. she immigrated to this country, strong armenian woman, and had to go back to school to be reregistered as a nurse. she went back to state college later in life and completed courses where she received a teaching certificate to teach preschool at west porta in the early days of preschool days. she was small in stature, but i stood tall on her shoulders and women like her. >> i would also like to express condolences to mike nevans' family; he was a police inspector. i got to know him when he was state legislature. he is also the late uncle of someone who has been in the city -- pj johnston. >> also we would adjourn in honor of spector mike nevin. also sadly we have to adjourn in honor of three current san francisco officers. these are current members. our thoughts and prayers are with her family, their cohorts at the stations, tonight we adjourn in the memory of them and others. we are adjourned. >> [applause] >> wow. thank you very much angela. let me say -- please, please sit
SFGTV
Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
the gay lesbian community. no city in the world is done that. to the extent that san francisco can be proud of so many things, one of the things that i am very proud of when i think of san francisco is the fact that we have always been at the forefront of civil rights and at the forefront of lgbt rights. and there is a place in this world where i hope the city would be open to recognizing the contributions of an openly ldbt person. i would hope that that place would be san francisco. one of the things that struck me about this conversation is something that we learn about harvey milk. when he was first elected, he understood the significance of his election. i would like to share with you a part of what he said. it goes, the hope speech often talk about. this is what he said to use his own words: "two days after i was elected i got a phone call and the voice was quite young. it was from al tuna, pennsylvania. the person said things. you have to elected a people so that young child and thousands of people know that there is hope for a better tomorrow." without hope, gays, blacks, senio
SFGTV
Jan 28, 2013 2:30pm PST
valley citizen. i support the t.i.c. proposal. we know that san francisco renting or you're buying, they are both high. i hope the city will build more affordable housing. to support certain families, and san francisco is an immigration city. we need a lot of government support in housing. there are 50 of us coming here to support this proposal. i hope all supervisors will support this t.i.c. to be successful. >> co-chair kim: i have a question for the speaker. are you a t.i.c. owner? >> translator: no. >> co-chair kim: i'm curious as to why you're speaking on behalf of friends that are t.i.c. owners or if you're not one yourself, because this doesn't impact t.i.c. owners in the future that may be looking to buy. this is purely for those that currently have participated in the 2012-2013 lottery. >> translator: because i have many neighbors, and relatives. they all have that need. i volunteer in visitacion valley for over 20 years. thank you. >> chair wiener: thank you. thank you. if i could just remind, we -- again, no audible applause, booing, hissing. if you want to raise your ha
SFGTV
Jan 14, 2013 8:30am PST
parks in san francisco. we hope you have enjoyed this torre of lookouts, picnics, and strolls that are available every day. until next time, do not forget to get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations or any other location, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair buildings. or for any athletic field, call 831-5510. you can write us at -- or walk in and say hello. and of course you can find more information moresfrecpark.org. -- >> [applause] >> wow. thank you very much angela. let me say -- please, please sit down. all right. that's for my has ratty. >> no, that's mine. >> angela we really miss you here. you have been such a force and i enjoy working -- we will get that done. i assure you. that's a wonderful addition. not just north beach and another attraction for visitors from around the world as part of the international community and i honor that so thank you. thank you for working with me on ending homelessness as well and thank you even for being your civil rights attorney and yo
SFGTV
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
>> in january everything changes. all of san francisco's parking meters will now be enforced 7 days a week. feeding the meter 7 days a week reduces parking demand in commercial corridors and for most faster turn over of the parking spaces. the muni system has improved for sunday. learn more about 7 day meters at sfmta.com. >> happy holidays to everybody. great. good morning everybody. happy holidays. we are here today to announce the launch of a three-month state wide out woach check 'n go borrower who may be entitled to significant restitution and charge and fees they paid on their loans this program is among the terms of an agreement that my office that this offs nailed in 2000 search. that lawsuit charges check and do with a represent a bank scheme which skewed the annual interest rate of 36ers and in fact chex and go carry rates as high judge 400%. our cement requires check 'n go requires them to refunder 4.3 also million dollars but it only requires a recent effort to notify borrowers and it requires effort to locate borrowers and some may have moved and may ignore a letter fro
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Jan 11, 2013 10:30am PST
calendar, are considered to be routine by the san francisco public utilities commission, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the commission. there will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter will be removed from the calendar and considered as a separate item. >> dr. jackson. >>> i didn't hear too well. you were saying you were removing this? >> i prefer not to. but i did not want to prevent you from making comments on it. >>> well, i'm glad it's being removed. >> you want it removed? >>> yes. >> is there a motion by a member of the committee? i don't want it removed, but if someone else does, that's their option. all right. >> aren't they allow today do that? >>> are you going to put it over to another time? >> no, no, i don't want to do that. >> just to be clear, in removing it from consent, that's essentially what you're doing by allowing someone to testify on an individual item. but then you're going to call it. you're not removing it from the calendar. you're going to call it and vote
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Jan 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
to retain one area code. and western san francisco, northern san mateo county and marin would have a different area code. they haven't specified which would be 628 versus 415, but the proposal is to have this geographic split. this is one option that they have. the other option that they are exploring is called an overlay, where the 628 area code would overlap with the 415 area code and essentially new phone numbers as numbers are exhausted and companies pick up new numbers, would pick up 628. they would introduce ten-digit dialing. and that would not necessitate folks to receive new phone numbers. as commissioner dooley referenced, the outreach and economic committee met, and reviewed and prepared a draft letter, which is in your binder, following the maps. and just to kind of outline the letter. the committee recognized the 415 is synonymous with san francisco, is iconic to san francisco and that the brand identity helps attract businesses, retain and grow business. the letter outlines the two alternatives. it proposes a preferred alternative on behalf of the commission, which wo
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Jan 9, 2013 9:00am PST
neighborhood, but all across san francisco. and i think we have a collective understanding that there is a growing awareness on the part of san franciscans about the need to do more to address gun violence and to believe -- and i believe that there is a desire for us as elected officials to take greater steps in implementing institutional solutions to these issues. * these weapons and this ammunition over here to my right don't belong in the hands of san francisco and online suppliers, online suppliers have an obligation to disclose to law enforcement officers information about residents buying large amounts of this lethal ammunition. i just want to say thank you for being here. i look forward to introducing this legislation. as soon as we hit the ground running in january. i appreciate your support, mr. mayor, and i look forward to continuing to working together. thank you. * >> thank you, supervisor. chief has been a great partner in not only law enforcement, with ideas of what else we could do. * chief sur i'm going to ask the chief to come up and talk about why we need to ba
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Jan 23, 2013 6:30pm PST
what they should do as san francisco police officers verse what they're told by the fbi they're told to do what they're supposed to do by the san francisco police officers and not special assistants to the fbi. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> just another point. i know we changed our practices a little bit with the review of the department general order log which is a law with basic details, not a lot of activities that and i want to thank lieutenant gracie that went out of her way to meet the commissioners and we get a chance to review it and i appreciate that and it's done regally and i want to recognize the department's work in doing that. also we received a letter about meetings with the community and wondered if the chief wanted to give some comment on that. looks like there was a meeting in june. >> i think these were the meetings that preceded the ordinance. >> okay thank you. >> any further questions? dr. marshall. >> just because i heard this come up before and i want to reiterate what you said and what commissioner mazzucco said regarding this issue the chief said a number o
SFGTV
Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm PST
sending my son to public school in san francisco, trying to make ends meet like most people here. we have been patiently waiting to condo convert for six years with our financial stability deteriorating. we are trapped by our loan because we are not able to refinance and have a balloon payment due in two years. i'm scared what will happen in two years. i am not a real estate investor. i'm not looking to float my home. i am a mother who wants to raise her child in san francisco and have the same mortgage financing options as the rest of the countries. i urge you to support the condo bypass legislation. >> chair wiener: thank you very much. next speaker. >> hello. my name is julie, and i'd like to thank the supervisors for taking this into such serious and strong consideration. i think what's evident today is that the t.i.c. units and ownership is very unique to san francisco and therefore requires unique and brave decisions. i'm a single woman, i've lived here for 20 years, i bought my first home as a t.i.c., not because i was looking to flip a unit, not because i'm wealthy but be
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Jan 10, 2013 10:30pm PST
2013. i'm here task san francisco to help us in a noble cause. it is known as the -- career initiatives of 2014. learn about it. it will save our environment by using a viable renewable resource it will create jobs for millions of californians. it will be reforest our trees, seal, expunge, destroy any felony, misemeanor, present or prior. it will allow those 21 and over responsible adults to use cannabis responsibly like they do in other nations. it will tax the recreation industry like tomatoes and the money will go to the social infrastructure. we will go nationwide with this. plan ongoing worldwide with this. we will end the war on cannabis. using a medicine that comes from god, genesis 2:9, crack open your bibles. san francisco is a city of love. congratulations. it is the interest of my life work since 1976. god bless you all. >> next speaker. >> president chiu, supervisors, elected officials and public. i stand to be in a great deal of excitement because within our african-american tradition we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. i c
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committed to doing everything i can so that san francisco lives up to the promise that i think is the promise the proximity of us who were not born here to the city and who kept so many of us who were born here, here. we truly are city that not only tolerates but actually cherishes values diversity. that recognizes the humanity, the merit that every individual has. that's why i live in san francisco. i believe that this board of supervisors, working with this mayor and the rest of elected family will make that happen. thank you (applause) >> president: it is not honor to recognize a recently reelected colleague from district 11, supervisor john avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you president chiu, and i want to congratulate you on your election to president of the board. i want to say thank you for your service. also want to congratulate newcomers to the board of supervisors, supervisor london breed an supervisor norman yee. i was moved and impressed by your speech this morning supervisor breed, the passion you bring, intersection of our interests are great. i look forward to workin
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historical situation, i'm here to add my thoughts for this historical spot in san francisco. we need more spots like this. i'm here to support this becoming a historical spot in the southeast of san francisco. >> my name is randell evans and i'm a long time resident of san francisco and i also too support this without a doubt. i just want to bring it to everyone's attention that people forget real easy that san francisco is just one city. it's one city with one black community. when you talk about things that's great like this and then you look at the whole significant things that are happening not for us as a people, we need to really revisit that. i know you guys are going to be talking about is soon. i just get scared and lonely when i hear our folks being mentioned toward historical things because it almost sounds like something that is gone and never to be again. our names on the ground up there in the fillmore and that's supposed to be historical, but it's on the ground. the point i'm making, i think we all as a people need to realize does not know significant black leader
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continue to focus on issues that ensure that a city like san francisco work for people. public safety is a big priority. i want to thank the police department. i want to thank the community that recognize the public safety not just about having police officers on the street is important as that is but that public safety means giving people the opportunity to have employment, the opportunity to educate themselves. public safety means that we don't take constitutional rights to the extreme and that while we may support the second amendment we have to support the fact that we have too many guns on the street. when we talk about making the city work for everyone, that it means helping our working families, our middle-class families that are struggling. if you look at what is happening throughout the city we have great wealth in san francisco that many people on the been pushed out. the city of st. francis has the lowest percentage of kids, lower than manhattan, -- i want to thank my colleagues to help the families can find the city more affordable. to have a city that works, you have to m
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phenomenal human being. i am excited to see him continuing to serve san francisco and we are lucky to have him. i hope that you will support nick wolf today. >> supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: i had the opportunity to hear both from matthew steen and nick wolf. initially i did support matthew steen, -- someone who is very familiar with many of the issues that lower-income residents face in the area plan. after some of the discussions over the last several weeks i'm happy to support nick wolf today for the seat and look forward to seeing if there are other ways that we can give matthew steen voice and other committees here in seven cisco. >> president: supervisor wiener has made a motion to amend nick wolf's name. without objection. on the underlying motion, if we could approve that without amendment. we can do the motion to amend without objection but we do need to roll call on the underlying motion. >> on item 26 is amended. >> supervisor campos: aye >> president: aye >> supervisor chiu: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> superviso
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is no longer seen as a big deal. the fact remains that there are numerous airports in this country and in the world but in fact are named after individuals. there are in fact more than 80 airports in this country alone that have been named after individuals. it includes all whole range of people; includes presidents, aviators, military heroes, entertainers, people ranging from ronald reagan to arnold palmer, trent lott, a number of people. what is striking as we begin thinking about this item is the fact that of the 80 people that airports have been named after, not a single one of them is an openly lgbt person. in fact not only is it true that no airport in this country has been named after an openly lgbt person but to our knowledge no airport in the world is in fact been named after an openly lgbt person. and so to the question of why harvey milk, why not someone else? that is a legitimate question. i can tell you as an openly gay man that i do think that there is something disturbing about the fact that we do live in the world the year 2013 that no airport has been named after someone who can say that they are openly gay, that they are open member of the gay lesbian community. no city in the world is done that. to the extent that san francisco can be proud of so many things, one of the things that i am very proud of when i think of san francisco is the fact that we have always been at the forefront of civil rights and at the forefront of lgbt rights. and there is a place in this world where i hope the city would be open to recognizing the contributions of an openly ldbt person. i would hope that that place would be san francisco. one of the things that struck me about this conversation is something that we learn about harvey milk. when he was first elected, he understood the significance of his election. i would like to share with you a part of what he said. it goes, the hope speech often talk about. this is what he said to use his own words: "two days after i was elected i got a phone call and the voice was quite young. it was from al tuna, pennsylvania. the person said things. you have to elected a people so that young child and thousands of people know that there is hope for a better tomorrow." without hope, gays, blacks, seniors, the "ss" give up. without hope life is not worth living. harvey closed, and you and you and you. you have to give them hope. as i think about this, i really think that that is what we are talking about. in this measure. we are talking about giving hope to so many people who live in parts of this country, parts of the world where they cannot fathom being true to who they are; they cannot fathom being honest to themselves let alone other people about their sexual orientation. something that struck me about what was said in the last couple of days was something that was said by stuart milk. as he was pointing out that there are 40 million people who fly in and out of san francisco international airport, and that these 40 million people, 9 million come from other countries. in stuart was talking about that young man from dubai, or from pakistan, one of 66 countries, 77 countries perhaps where it is still illegal and a crime to be gay. and stewart was talking about the idea that in that airport in dubai, or in pakistan, that that young man who happens to be gay, or that young woman who happens to be lesbian sees on that board, that flight to san francisco, mentions harvey milk, san francisco international airport. the hope is that just like harvey gave hope to that young man from altuna, pennsylvania, we as a city can give hope to that young man and had young woman from the 77 countries. the timing is especially important for me as a member of the lgbt community. we are at a crossroads in history of lgbt right in this country. in a few months our united states supreme court will be deciding a number of cases that at their core go to the very question of whether or not we as members of the lgbt community are equal under the constitution and under the laws of this country. and what a better time for the city and county of san francisco to send a message that recognizes the dignity and humanity of this community, by dodging the contributions of one of its heroes harvey milk. that is what this is about. my proposal to name this airport is the first airport named after an openly gay person we are in no way trying to diminish the work and accomplishments of other individuals who are also deserving of that honor. this has to be viewed in the context of what is happening in this country and in this world. it has to be viewed in the context of history. one of the things that i have learned about my term on the board of supervisors is that time flies. time goes by very quickly. i am now beginning my fifth year as a member of this board. and the decisions that we make are important. they are the most important when we can impact people's lives; when we can change people's lives and how people see the world. what is amazing about this idea is that those 40 million people, those 9 million people who fly in and out of san francisco international airport will have an opportunity to ask who was harvey milk? what was he about? at its core it's not just about lgbt rights, it's about the rights of all people. colleagues i am proud today to introduce this measure. i look forward to this discussion with each and every one of you. what is remarkable about san francisco, and i will close with this, whether the renaming of the airport, or any other issue, there are always reasons or questions that may lead one to not move forward. there are always reasons to not do something. but what is remarkable about the city is that san francisco has always found the reason to do things. it is a city that has not been afraid to lead the way where leadership is needed. and so i look forward to this conversation. i look forward to hearing from all of you. and i look forward to we as a board letting the san francisco voter decide this question. and my hope, my faith, is that at the end of the day will be able to send a message of hope to the rest of the world. thank you. >> thank you supervisor campos. president chiu. >> i have a number of items. in memoriam i would like to recognize the passing of the district 2 resident, one half of the famous brown twins. he and his sister marion decided to pursue acting and star in commercials. the sisters could be seen throughout the city walking, eating and acting in complete unison. the chronicle describe the sisters as an entertainment fixture, beloved for their 100 matching outfits and cheerful dispositions. san francisco is a place that embraces creativity an expression and vivian will dearly missed by all san franciscans. >> i will also asked the city attorney for legislation that requires that conduit for optical fiber be installed any time streets are open up for any project. fiber is the backbone of high-bandwidth ip infrastructure; we need more of it; it is a modest and inexpensive step of installing so that we can pull fiber anytime. i would like to introduce in the ordinance and requirement for a new study of the city's leasing of new fiber. for one penny leased, the department of it is on track for making 300,000 per year. this is a part of the larger vision of san francisco wired for the 21st-century. we should take his mother step to keep our city a place of innovation. today i'm also sending a letter to the pharmaceutical industry regarding the topic of safe drug disposal. in 2011 we considered legislation around the fact that when we improperly disposed used drugs in the trash or water system they end up in landfills or are carried the bodies of water. unecessary drugs can be dangerous in our homes. in 2011 in discussion around legislation the trade association for the pharmaceutical industry, contributed 100,000 dollars to san francisco to launch a pilot program for safe disposal. they could drop drugs at 13 independent pharmacies and police substations. the program has been tremendously successful, resulting in the safe disposal of close to 11,000 pounds of medicine. unfortunately the funding will last only until the middle of this year. at that time the program will have to and unless the source of funding can be found. i am requesting that the organization consider additional funding to the city to continue this partnership. if that funding is not provided from my perspective, we should consider legislation to require drug companies doing business in san francisco to pay for and operate a drug disposal program. i am announcing today committee assignments for this year. i appreciate the feedback and conversations that we have had over the last few days. these assignments reflect a balance of diverse perspectives and interests. i'm confident that we will work together well. and move forward legislation that addresses our numerous city challenges. for the budget and finance committee i knew chair would be supervisor farrell, vice chair will be supervisor mar. third member will be supervisor avalos. the budget committee will be augmented by supervisors breed and wiener. for our city operations and neighborhood services committee, i discussed with a number of you. i plan to introduce a motion to combine our cons committee with public safety to a new neighborhood services and safety committee. i will mention that that is the name we are using is a placeholder. if any of you have better more creative names , we are open to suggestions. the chair will be supervisor campus, vice chair supervisor mar, third member supervisor yee. supervisor kim will share the school committee. for government audit and oversight, chaired by supervisor chu, vice chair supervisor cohen, third member supervisor campos. land-use committee will be chaired by supervisor wiener, by shared by supervisor kim and i would join the member of the third member. rules committee will be chaired by supervisor breed. because we have a budgeting rules committee schedule for this week these assignments are effective this friday the thirteenth. for those of you who are chairs start to work on the agenda items. >> supervisor cohen. >> supervisor cohen: good afternoon colleagues. i have several things that i will introduce today. first being two pieces of legislation that the mayor and i are introducing; introducing two ordinances to strengthen and expand our cities regulation of lethal firearms and ammunition. we have restrictions on the sale of hollowpoint and military style ammunition; we have requirements that vendors selling any type of ammunition keep records of individuals and amount purchases and make them available, and make this information available to the police department. these existing requirements and not go nearly are enough to regulate internet sales of ammunition and the possession of especially lethal types of ammunition. legislation that we are proposing does a number of things. i will go over them quickly. in makes possession of legal forms such as hollowpoint ammunition and military weapons illegal. requires that the police department maintain a list of brands and ammunition prohibited. -- in the wake of the tragic incident that occurred at sandy hook elementary school, the cities, states and now president of looking for ways to stem violence what. what took place in connecticut was not the only reason i began working on this legislation. oftentimes it takes a national tragedy to create significant among them and political pressure around the issue of gun violence. but, what is getting missed in these debates is that the reality is that these tragedies associated with gun violence take place every single day in our neighborhoods all across the country. i know all too well what this tragedy looks like. i experienced it every time every time i get a phone call in the middle of the night for the police department alerting me of another violent crime are shooting. families as they grieve. i experience it every time i go to san francisco general hospital to console the victims of gun violence, last year a victim as young as five years old. we continue to address the causes and impact of this senseless gun violence. increasingly involves young adults under the age of 25; often related to disputes over turf and status, fueled by the fact that it is too easy to obtain and possess military style weapons and hollowpoint ammunition. individuals such as doctor andre campbell, the head of surgery at san francisco general hospital, has given me firsthand accounts of the impact on the human body of hollow impact bullets. i believe the desire for us is elected officials is to take greater steps to implemenr solutions. -- i will like your knowledge the people here in support of this legislation. there are multiple conversations happening simultaneously here not only here in san francisco but also on the state level, i want the public to knowledge the work that assemblywoman nancy skinner, a democrat from berkeley, introduced assembly bill 48. bans of the manufacture and import of any device that fires 10 rounds or more at once. -- working on sb 53, requiring an annual permit, $50 each, which includes an annual background check. not only are we doing things at the local level in san francisco but also on a statewide level. to the best of my knowledge president obama will make a presentation to -- vice president biden will make a presentation to the president next i would like to bring to your attention that on the imperative agenda i have a resolution commemorating the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation; many of you know that the emancipation proclamation was issued by president abraham lincoln, january 1, 1863. one of the most influential documents that declared all persons held as slaves within the confederate territory are here for and henceforth held free. i just want to go on record publicly acknowledging 150 years. that is quite an accomplishment. today's actually the 84th anniversary of doctor martin luther king's birth. many people know who doctor king was, a clergyman, activist, husband, father, the most prominent promoter of nonviolence and civil disobedience; he received the nobel peace prize in 1964 in recognition of his nonviolence. only we discussing assault weapons ban ammunitions but acknowledging that today would have been doctor martin luther king's 84th birthday, a very prolific activist. i would like to recognize and former city employee and decorated soldier mr. hillyer terry, born june 4, 1923. while attending college he was drafted to serve in world war ii; he served the united states army from 1943 to 1946 where he received an honorable discharge; he was awarded the american theater campaign medal; the eaim campaign medal with four bronze stars, good combat medal, world war ii victory medal. he was the city and county employee for 33 years and retired as a trusted supervisor for the san francisco municipal transportation agency. he leaves behind a wife as well as his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. i would like to also have an in memoriam, robert joseph carnalli, also known as rocky, as bobby, and too many as bob. a world traveler, and buddy to everyone. he graduated from sacred heart. he spent 18 months in seminary before getting his aa. he was in the police department for 30 years. closing for my memorial, we have and labor leader and soldier, robert james morgan, born in fort worth texas, april 7, 1929. he graduated from high school and his family moved in 1943. he served in the korean war. after his service he came back and started working in the united states post office; left that to become an insurance salesman, many years in that career and the golden gate insurance agency. he got a taste for union work while working on the negotiations team for the insurance workers of america. he was encouraged by calling of his to apply to the business management position to local 66a. he was the first african-american hired to head a union. 66a merge with local 400, and that merged to 790. he negotiated a number of city contracts and represented employees at discipline hearings. in 1992 he retired from 790. is a pleasure and privilege to recognize these outstanding members of san francisco and the service to our city and our county. in closing i also want to take a moment to do a personal note also on today january 15, 1967, and member the name of everett cohen, my father, was part of the squad doing a sweep to search out and destroy the enemy in vietnam. the squad was ambushed, my father was injured in the arm. a month before his twentieth birthday. later it turns out that he was participating in a historic military operation called operation cedar falls. thank you jeff for your service and acknowledged every man and woman who serves the military. and put their lives on the line. >> thank you supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: a number of items. first of all regarding the shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. this was an unfathomable event. as a parent it hit so close to home that i am amazed i never imagined it and i have had a pit in my stomach ever since. 20 students, four for teachers and two administrators. i have a first grader.
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and every member of my district? you know, in the last couple of campaigns, different slogans have been presented. i think it was our city attorney who was here earlier, who talked about that we want to have the city that works. i believe that. i believe all of us believe that. i would simply add, and this is my mantra is a take over again at the district 9 supervisor: i want to city that works, but i want to city that works for everyone. i want a city that works for those whose voices are not heard in this chamber. i want a city that works for every member in the district. we have to work collectively to make sure that happens. i want to continue to focus on issues that ensure that a city like san francisco work for people. public safety is a big priority. i want to thank the police department. i want to thank the community that recognize the public safety not just about having police officers on the street is important as that is but that public safety means giving people the opportunity to have employment, the opportunity to educate themselves. public safety means that we don't take constitutional rights to the extreme and that while we may support the second amendment we have to support the fact that we have too many guns on the street. when we talk about making the city work for everyone, that it means helping our working families, our middle-class families that are struggling. if you look at what is happening throughout the city we have great wealth in san francisco that many people on the been pushed out. the city of st. francis has the lowest percentage of kids, lower than manhattan, -- i want to thank my colleagues to help the families can find the city more affordable. to have a city that works, you have to make sure the public education work for our kids. we have the highest performing urban school district in the entire state, and one of the highest performing urban school districts in the country and yet many kids especially kids of color are doing worse in san francisco than kids of color are doing in other parts of the bay area. we as a city have an obligation and we are committed to making the city work for everyone to make sure that we have the best public education system in the world. we have to make sure that we do that. we talked about diversity earlier. we talked about ethnic and racial diversity. but sexual orientation and gender identity also matter. we have a long history and tradition in san francisco of welcoming diversity when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity. we have not gotten to the point where we can be completely satisfied that we are what we need to be. more than half -- almost half of all of the homeless youth in the city are lgbt youth; many are struggling for basic housing. we have many challenges but i am confident that we as a board, we as a city, can come together. i'm confident that we will really make sure that this is a city that works for everyone. and i want you to know - my colleagues and i remember the public not only those who are here those who are watching % that the supervisor is committed to doing everything i can so that san francisco lives up to the promise that i think is the promise the proximity of us who were not born here to the city and who kept so many of us who were born here, here. we truly are city that not only tolerates but actually cherishes values diversity. that recognizes the humanity, the merit that every individual has. that's why i live in san francisco. i believe that this board of supervisors, working with this mayor and the rest of elected family will make that happen. thank you (applause) >> president: it is not honor to recognize a recently reelected colleague from district 11, supervisor john avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you president chiu, and i want to congratulate you on your election to president of the board. i want to say thank you for your service. also want to congratulate newcomers to the board of supervisors, supervisor london breed an supervisor norman yee. i was moved and impressed by your speech this morning supervisor breed, the passion you bring, intersection of our interests are great. i look forward to working with you for years to come. you and i are very like minded. i want to welcome norman yee to the board as weel; we go back a little bit. working with children advocacy. i welcome our relationship here, and moving forward. colleagues that i work with already, i want to say thank you for the wonderful opportunity i have had to serve review on the board of supervisors. while we might not have agreed on everything, i respect each and every one of you. i feel a lot of regard for each and every one of you. i have learned tremendous amount from each and every one of you. and this whole process of being in the board of supervisors for four years now, the first day of my second term, has been one of continuous education. i want to thank you for that. i want to introduce my family. i'm getting emotional. first off my beautiful wife karen cepeda [sounds like]. (applause) together we have two kids, renee and emiliana who are in school today. we have been through what close couples go through in terms of raising kids and facing adversity and figuring out how to make a household work. it has been wonderful 15 years. my mom is year, linda parks and stepfather. (applause) i think that what i really got % most of all from my mom % is really how to think and be thoughtful about the people. and i take that with me wherever i go. i draw inspiration from being around people. i want to say thank you for my life and what you have given me. my stepfather joe has given me a great opportunity, never expected that and i want to thank you for that. i wanted to do is my dad, hector avalos. it's time for resemblance i tihnk, for the gray look. my dad is important to me as well and taught me about the value of work. working with other people and not just yourself. my sister is here, carol avalos who is a nurse at ucla. she has been an inspiration for me as well. i'm joining here as well by karen's mom, ellen davis. she is also why i am a giants fan, not a red sox fan anymore. i'm a big giants' fan. i brother matthew is here. if you want to stand up in the back. (applause) he is a great brother. lives in la. my brother jess is here, he's going to stand up right now to. my sister-in-law katie cepeda, they have a beautiful garden. i want to say thank you for all your support. have a great campaign staff as well. what do not have to rev up like we did last year when i was running for mayor; i want to thank folks who help me in my campaign, luis barona [sounds like] (applause) not having an opponent was more than we bargained for. i have great volunteers as well, fabiana ochoa, somewhere in the room. as supervisor mar mentioned, nate miller, he was cloned, he worked in my campaign and also on eric's campaign; he is like san francisco's secret weapon; he will go far in helping other candidates in the future. my treasurer ruth (indiscernible) thank you for your great work. i want to mention susana ralph, i met her when i was campaigning in 2008, she has been watching our kids every week; she has been a family member, my kids love her and she has been a great support for our family. i cannot fail to recognize what she has brought and she is currently i guess the campaign person. i want to knowledge an honorary campaign person, chris roberts [sounds like] the reporter. he took a columnist that i'm not reveal what was happening in district 11 and revealed what was really happening. four years ago was the most nervous and anxious i have ever been; now i am the one who will be taking the votes, and really anxious as well about when the city was four years ago. four years ago we had a 500 million dollar budget deficit, that would affect services for people all over san francisco; we would have to pay more for services and have services cut; where we needed it most. i felt the first year as chair of the budget committee, i learned so much about my abilities and how to make difficult stands on issues, and how to have working relationships with people going forward. i work closely with the mayor's office and with organizations across the city. in spite of difficult choices i feel i made the right choices; i always voted with my conscience and i'm proud of that. i'm excited to see the changes happening in district 11. four years ago we were really shaken hard by the high level of violence and homicides in our district. what was great to see in district 11 were places where there was a focus of some of the violence; neighbors came together and made the neighborhood stronger, particularly around athens street, you have a beautiful community garden there, at athens and avalon that will be dedicated in a couple of weeks now. we have a new neighbor organization, they will be honored tomorrow at the neighborhood empowerment summit. we are seeing a real physical transformation of what is happening in district 11. it is significant because i think the change cost from not what happens to us but we did together to create change. change is inevitable. we can control it ourselves. and what ideas we can share with one another to make them our ideas and our world and our vision for the city that is what. is happening in district 11. we have community-based organizations that have done a lot of work responding to neighborhood needs, holding neighborhood summit we had a summit on a homicide that happened recently and dedicated real resources for these efforts. the online community collaborative, also started the community grants program, and that is being emulated in other parts of district 11 and also district 6 and in other places of san francisco, the great model to make sure the community residents are working together, something that makes a difference in san francisco. it's really important to really talk about what district 11 is about. it's a very unique district; it's also a district that is often not understood. many people who live in other parts of seven cisco don't even know where the excelsior is [sounds like] or the -- (indiscernible) -- we have seen incredible demographic changes over the years. we have the most households of families with children in san francisco, the highest homeowner rate in san francisco. we have the lowest per capita in san francisco. we don't have millionaires. we have working-class, middle class people. we are working san francisco in district 11. the residents of district 11 continued so much to the city. we are the ones who pay a portion of our income for robert attacks; we are the teachers, healthcare professionals, caregivers. we also have 5000 more kids on average in district 11 than in other places in san francisco. 5000 more kids. don't have the investment in education that we need to have. we don't have the opportunity for education and employment again people need. -- there is so much more to do. we are seeing great changes in san francisco. we are seeing great economic changes in san francisco. we have done a lot of work on the board to pave the way for these new economic changes. we have given economic tax breaks for the new companies starting up in the city; we have changed our business taxes well. a lot of these changes are changes that affect big business in san francisco but we need to do more to make sure that we support every day businesses. we are seeing higher income people; (indiscernible) i really believe that san francisco needs to do something deliberate, specific that measures how people on the bottom rung are getting by in a better way. it's not enough that we just serve the wealthy interest; we make sure that as we do that that we support the people that i getting by not as much of the city. i was at dc about two months ago, i went to a lot of different monuments, really beautiful statues, beautiful buildings, the lincoln memorial, actually passed the lincoln memorial onto the franklin delano roosevelt memorial. something struck me there, quote from fdr: the test about progress is not whether we add more to those who have enough but whether we provided enough to those who do not have enough. we want to make sure that people see real differences. i look forward to working with all of you colleagues for years to come. i am excited about what comes forward this next year; i am excited about the changes that we have with new blood here on the board of supervisors. it makes things interesting. thank you very much for your time. (applause) >> i want to thank all of you for the incredible honor of serving as your president for the next two years; other forward to continuing to work with each and every one of you is great to see you faces, supervisors yee and breed. there are so many cool that we need to thank; it takes a village to support the work that we are doing and i want to take a few moments to thank special people in my life. first of course, i have to thank the 70,000 constituents of district 3, and the great community and neighborhood leaders that i'm privileged to work with every single day, and the most amazing neighborhoods in the northeast part of our city. i want to take a moment to thank my friends who are here might ,itching my kitchen cabinet here, michael, susan, diana, emmy, and those watching television. i want to thank, my amazing campaign team. i was honored to share the campaign team with supervisor mar, nicole, dan, -- you guys rocked it. i want to thank the amazing city hall aides, thank you for being the best swat team at city hall. i want to thank amy chan, judson -- i want to thank a couple of individuals who have known me for 42 years, my brothers ed and steven, and my wife for raising the next generation of chius. i want to ask one person to stand up, who does not expect it, my partner, candace chen, could you stand and be acknowledged. there are two other individuals not here today that i owe thanks to. a mother and father. the are watching this online 3000 miles away; mom and dad, i love you. could you please give them a round of applause. (applause) when my parents immigrated from taiwan, they hope that their son would follow in dad's footsteps to become a doctor. sorry mom. but i want to thank both of you for supporting me in a very different tradition of service. one of the amazing things about this class of supervisors here, in the class of 2003, is incredibly diverse we are. when we were kids we lived in the public housing project in the western edition. we came across the border of the civil wars in guatemala, we played baseball in the marina. how each of us got here and the neighborhoods that represent give us 11 different perspectives and we reflect this strength of our diversity and the challenges. last night at midnight i took a moment to re read my speeches for the last two inaugurals. four years ago, my first day at city hall, i asked the board to change the tone of politics and to usher in a new tone of civility and cooperation. two years ago, i asked that we move beyond the traditional opposition politics, position inflexibly taken. we are not voted into office to take decisions. we are voted into office to get things done. while getting things done may have been reminded to us and campaign slogans, i want to tell you how proud i am of this board of supervisors has been getting things done in recent years, whether budget reform when we first came to office, the class of 2008, a supervisor avalos pointed out, we had half 1 billion dollars deficit; that is a quarter of the size today. what the pension reform, america's cup, construction cranes along the city, we passed -- when our founding fathers set up our democratic system of government they envision that the legislative branch would not be neat and tidy. it is messy. we balance the community's interest as we meet the challenges today. we still have a lot of work to do. this morning i was almost late to supervisor breed's swearing-in. my bike lights got stolen, then the muny bus was late, and i had trouble catching a cab. together we have much to do. i have literally dozens of friends who have moved from the city after they found a lifelong partner, had a baby, and decided they could not afford to live in the city. together we have to do better at reversing families like and making sure that everyone who wants to gets to live in san francisco. we still have too many young people who are not graduating from high school; too many young people who did not have jobs; too many young people who are being killed on our streets. together we can do better. we call ourselves the innovation capital of the world but there are so many ways that technology can improve our city services. imagine if we have a phone app that help people avoid having their cars towed, that reserve big tables at golden gate park or can tell us when you drive over a pothole where street crew should patch it up. together we can do better. with cannot solve global warming by ourselves seven cisco but we can show what we can do for the environment; i am proud of the fact that we are on the cutting edge but together we should do better. we have a hard-working ethics commission and san franciscans have repeatedly worked for ethics reform; we need to make sure that the laws are enforced and the public is no question our transparency. now, in any legislature is easy to think of ourselves as rivals, as part of one faction or another. today was different about this board of supervisors is that there are more of us who do not think that the rigid labels of yesterday help. no one outside the city sees the differences between us, and there are endless opportunities for each of us to lead. a few months ago our beloved san francisco giants won the world series again. (applause) and they did it because every single member of the team showed up every day, played
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as goes san francisco, so goes california. as goes california, so goes the nation. cities rise and fall, supervisors come and oh. colleagues, i am honored to work with each and every one of you, our time together to build a city that the last. let's get to work. ladies and gentlemen. we are adjourned. (applause) >> [applause] >> wow. thank you very much angela. let me say -- please, please sit down. all right. that's for my has ratty. >> no, that's mine. >> angela we really miss you here. you have been such a force and i enjoy working -- we will get that done. i assure you. that's a wonderful addition. not just north beach and another attraction for visitors from around the world as part of the international community and i honor that so thank you. thank you for working with me on ending homelessness as well and thank you even for being your civil rights attorney and you are still representing people in need and i appreciate that. i know angela represents again the kind of contributions the italian community has made to our great city and continues to make and i am here to tonight
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